- Mar 24, 2010
Welcome to SentinelROM for Nexus 4. Compiled with Linaro toolchain from modded CM11 source. Android 4.4
This is one of the most popular ROMs for Nexus 10 and Nexus 7, and after a month of hard work and optimisation, I am happy to release it for Nexus 4.
This ROM is compiled from CyanogenMod 11 with all the features you get in a CM11 ROM, plus the following features.
- Zip Aligned
- LMT Pie Controls.
- Compiled from latest CyanogenMod 10.2 source by me, not a 'cooked ROM'.
- OTA Updates supported
- Improved Web Browsing performance
- Improved 3D gaming performance
- Amazing battery life
- Additional theming and UI customisation
- FAST support via this page and our Facebook Page
This ROM has been built to enhance the CyanogenMod 11 experience, with faster gaming and web browsing performance (no choppyness in Chrome too!).
Countless hours have been spent making tweaks to settings to squeeze the most performance I can find out of this ROM while still providing excellent battery life and without the dangers of overclocking and kernel level tweaking.
I compile this ROM and Kernel from the latest CyanogenMod source code, add my various tweaks and adjustments, then test for stability, so you get all the benefits of CyanogenMod 11, plus my tweaks and extras, all without the instability and inconvenience of flashing CyanogenMod nightlies (which are not designed specifically for the Nexus 4 like my ROM is.
The kernel source is available from the CyanogenMod's GitHub.
Please note that I do not own a Nexus 4. this ROM is tested on my Nexus 10, compiled again from source to suit the Nexus 4 and tested by my lovely tester team, then released for you to enjoy. Therefore I ask that you please report any issues you come across in this thread so I can do my best to sort them out ASAP.
None that I am aware of. Please report any bugs in this thread or on the Facebook page.
Note: On CM11 ROMs, to access the internal SD card on your device via USB on your PC, please go to "Settings" - "About Tablet" and tap on "Build Number" repeatedly to unlock "Developer Options". Now go to "Developer Options" and enable "Android Debugging".
If installing for the first time:
To install this ROM you will need to have an unlocked bootloader and a custom Recovery such as TWRP or ClockWorkMod installed (personally I recommend TWRP, I have had issues with restoring backups using CWM).
- Copy the downloaded SentinelROM zip to your Internal Storage.
- Boot into your custom recovery
- Back up your stock ROM
- Factory Reset and wipe Cache and Dalvik Cache
- Wipe system partition
- Install the ROM
- Install GAPPS package
- Reboot - First boot may take up to 5 minutes
Important: After installation you will be asked if you want to turn on CyanogenMod Statistics, please leave it off as this is an unofficial/modified build.
Note: Use of titanium backup to restore apps and data from another ROM is not recommended, and is the source of 90% of user issues, especially when it comes to battery life. Do so at your own risk.
You may flash other kernels as you wish via recovery. Remember to also flash the correct libraries for any 3rd party kernels. Instructions will be given by the Kernel author. NOTE: Updating the ROM via OTA will also overwrite any custom Kernels you have installed.
- A huge thanks to my Nexus 4 testing crew! You guys make this ROM possible! In particular Max, Vangelis13 and yyz71
- Thanks very much to all those who have answered my questions through the process of creating my own ROM, you know who you are.
- CyanogenMod for their outstanding work. Full credit to them for the bulk of this ROM.
- OTA-UpdateCenter.pro for their OTA database support and OTA Updater app source.
Choose from an increasing range of Premium Themes for SentinelROM here.
Please don't forget to hit the Thanks button too
http://goo.im/gapps >Check the latest package available on top
MD5Sum: check the md5 of the files before flashing it
NOTE: Unless otherwise stated, the following mods are developed by SentinelROM users and therefore I can only offer limited support for problems caused by using them.
Clock and status bar mods - Use these for transparent status bar and centre clock, etc - Thanks to "peetu20"
Please visit my FAQ's page before asking questions in the thread. Chances are the answer is already there! I'm always happy to help out with any other questions.
I hope you enjoy my ROM. If you do, please consider a donation to the CyanogenMod team. If you really like my build, please consider a donation to me as well. Donations go towards flowers for my wife so she lets me keep developing!